Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Democratic Congress Needs to Define "PORK"

The democratic led congress is supposed to be taking action to stimulate the economy. They promised 'no pork'. I would like a definition of what they consider 'pork'.
Here is a list of things they are currently proposing in their stimilius package. ( )
It sounds like pork to me. What do you think?

To the “Green” Lobby
$600 Million To Buy New Cars For Government Workers (Page 89)
These cars would be “green” friendly cars – however very few gas pumps have the right gas to run these cars.
The Federal government already spends $3.5 billion a year.
$10M for bike and walking trails (Page 65)
$200M for plug-in car stations (Page 31)
$400 million for NASA scientists to conduct climate change research (Page 22)
$800 million to clean up Superfund sites (Page 122)
$600 million for grants for diesel emission reduction (Page 119)
$650 million for “alternative energy technologies, energy efficiency enhancements and deferred
maintenance at Federal facilities” (Page 119)
$1.5 billion for construction of “Green Schools” (Page 176)
To the Unions
$1 billion to the controversial COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES COPS Hiring
“$150 billion in new federal spending, a vast two-year investment that would more than double the
Department of Education’s current budget. The proposed emergency expenditures on nearly every realm of
education, including school renovation, special education, Head Start and grants to needy college students”
Sam Dillon, “Stimulus Plan Would Provide Flood of Aid to Education,” New York Times. January 27, 2009.
NOTE: Private and religious schools are excluded.
To the Abortion Industry
Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) inserted in the original bill billions of dollars for family
planning groups, including the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.

Do YOU believe these items are pork or not?
How will they stimulate the economy?
Is there anyone in congress who knows the truth from a lie?
Is there anyone in congress who even cares if they tell the truth or lie?

The Bible is More Than a Book - it is The Word of the Living God

Hello All.
My family just went to see 'Inkheart' at the movie theater.
The story line was that when certain people read a book characters from the book come into reality; and, people from the present are sucked into the book.
I suppose it is sort of like the movie Jumanji - except it is a book instead of a board game.
Seven of us went to see it.
Three liked it; three didn't care for it; and one slept through most of it so he did not vote. Anyway, I began to think about the book that pulled me into it. It is the Bible of course. I read it over the years; I had favorite passages; I gained a general knowledge of what was in the Bible; I gained specific knowledge of scriptures providing evidence of the theology of the church that I grew up in.
Then something dreadful happened. My sister dropped dead of a heart attack at age 33. I was immediately comforted that April was in heaven, but I still had to deal with the present and the reality that she had died. I was overwhelmed with grief.
The Bible is what saved me. It pulled me into it like an escape from a nightmare. As long as I read the Bible I was in a different realm, a realm where I was somewhat comforted, where things seemed ok to some extent. I read it so much that it seemed like I almost memorized the Old Testament.
Prior to that time, I knew the people in the Bible were real, but it didn't really seem to sink in. During that time of sorrow it seemed that the more I read the Bible, the more I began to see the people in the Bible as people just like me. They struggled with grief and sorrow. They struggled to do what was right. They struggled to get by from day to day. I was 'pulled into that book'.
If you are a Christian today, struggling with something in your life, your daily salvation is also in that Book.
Great preachers and Bible teachers of the ages have been pulled into the Bible as well. Some people are pulled into the Bible by the Holy Spirit. They don't need a specific disaster or sorrow or in their personal life. They aren't necessarily called into full time ministry. They just get interested in reading and studying the Bible and it gets hold of them. They begin to 'live' in the Book.
Just as people are pulled into the Bible, the Word of the Living God, there are things and creatures in the Bible that live in this world. Evil is with us. Love is with us. Sorrow and joy are things from the Book that live here as well. There are some dreadful creatures mentioned in Revelation that will one day come into the world we now live in. You do not want to be here when that happens.
Along with these creatures will come earth's darkest hours. If you would escape these evil times, you need to act now.
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved today, There is time.
If you have already trusted Jesus Christ, the author of the Bible, then give thanks.
Thanksgiving is done in deeds as well as in words.
If you love Christ, you will serve Him.
You will do the things He says to do.
You will set out each day to:
be kind to one another,'
Because this is how Jesus Christ treated us.
AND, you will tell others that Christ died for them; and, they can also escape from the wrath to come through Jesus Christ.
Tell them, 'For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth on him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.'

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Are Democrats Excused From Paying Taxes?

Is any USA citizen unaware that taxes must be paid yearly?
Has anyone reading this ever 'forgotten' to pay yearly Federal Income Taxes?
Has anyone reading this ever been 'reminded' of taxes they forgot to pay?
Has anyone reading this ever been excused from penalty and interest on overdue taxes because 'it was an honest mistake'?
I didn't think so.
Well, perhaps you should be a Democrat who was elected to some office in the past. Then, when your tax 'lapses' are pointed out, all you have to do is pay what you didn't pay years ago.
The current administration is now appointing Tom Daschel as Health and Human Service Secretary. Daschel owes more than $120,000 in back taxes. (Obama appointed Tim Geithner as Treaury Secretary - who also had 'forgot' to pay substantial taxes.)
HOWEVER, Max Baucus, chairman of the committee that must aprove Daschel, says he is satisfied that the oversight on Daschels part was not 'intentional' and that he will vote to confirm Daschel.
What sort of arrogant elitist 'we don't have to play by the rules you have to play by' garbage is this?
Can you imagine what would happen if YOU forgot to pay $120,000 dollars in taxes a few years ago?
You would owe more in penalties and interst than you could ever pay - much less the origianl tax amount.
Your home and bank accounts would be seized.
Your life would be ruined.
YET - if you are a liberal democrat - you just say 'oops!' and you suffer no consequences.
What hypocrits these liberals are.
If Obama's appointees were not being appointed to high offices, they would have never had to pay their taxes.
AND, the way they are being excused by their peers indicates that they ALL skip taxes whenever they feel like it.
These people are not just people who made a mistake. They are a bunch of evil and wicked hypocrits. They are like the scribes and Pariseees of Jesus' day. They are happy to put burdens on YOUR back, but they themselves do none of the things they require of you.
Why is Obama settling for such people as part of his 'ethical administration'?
Is he so out of touch with taxpaying America that he sees this as nothing?
Or, are there no liberal democrats with any ethics at all?

Obama, inspite of his big talk and Jimmy Carter grin, is just a small minded man in a tailored suit. He and the administration that he is putting together appear outwardly to have just stepped out of the drycleaners - but inwardly they are filthy hypocrits.

Matthew Chapter 23 pretty clearly describes them.

1Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
3All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
4For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
8But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
9And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
10Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
11But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
12And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
16Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
17Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
18And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
19Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
20Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
21And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
22And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
26Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
34Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
35That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
36Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
38Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
39For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Who is to blame? God or the Devil?

Christians have a firm foundation on which to stand in every avenue of life.
It is the Bible, God's Holy Word.
Through God's word we have knowledge and understanding that is not available to unbelivers and scoffers.
We know that we were created by God.
We can know that we have eternal life. (1 John 5:13)
We have the stability of knowing the rules by which we are supposed to live in the hear and now. They are written down for us in the Bible.
In the Bible we see examples of caring for the environment. The Jews were instructed by God to let their lands rest every seven years. In the fiftieth year - the Jews were supposed to set their bond servents free and return the land to its origianl owner.
We see Noah obeying God and building an ark to save his family AND all the animals.
We have the example of the good Samaratin who cared for the wounded man he did not know, and even paid for his care.
We have the new commandment - to love one another like Christ loved us.

It is really arrogant for anyone to believe the earth can be destroyed by mankind. The Bible says, 'The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.' Psalm 24:1Currently naturalist David Attenborough is preaching that it is the Bible that is responsible for the destruction of the environment.

He tears down the God of creation as a merciful God because of the sorrow and disease in the world. What Attenborough and others are ignoring is that God created the earth and all its creatures and the two first inhabitants as perfect beings who would never die. THAT was God's plan.
Then God's adversary (the devil, Satan, Lucifer, the old dragon, the serpent....) beguiled the woman into eating the fruit and death entered into the world. The devil is the evil villian in this cosmic drama. What God created as perfect and eternal, the devil has distorted to evil.

Attenborough uses the example of a worm that lives in a child's eye - and questions the mercy of God in creating such an evil. He is lacking in understanding. God created perfection. All this was changed when sin entered in. Through the evil of Satan, disease came into the world. Good was tarnished with evil. Disease came in. Death came in. Sorrow, despair, and hopelessness came in. All this and more came through Lucifer. They did not come into the world through God.

Like a criminal in a movie drama, the devil is putting the blame for his crimes on the 'Good Guy' - which is God. When people blame God for their troubles and sorrows, they are turning away from the only help they have in this life. Satan LOVES that. He not only torments them, he places the blame for HIS (Satan's) crimes on God - who is without sin and full of mercy.

Don't let Satan fool you! And, remember, every life is only temporary. Every one will die and face the judgment. Those who believe on Jesus Christ will be raised to perfection and eternal life. Those who reject Jesus Christ will be raised to spend eternity in their sins,sorrows, dissappointments, and heartaches separated from God in a place called hell.